Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York City, pose with donated food from Meals to Heal, a Filipino American community initiative.

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Because so many Filipino Americans are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, it has taken a devastating and outsize toll on their community. A new initiative in New York City is bringing free meals to hospitals and health facilities heavily staffed by Filipinos — while also raising funds to help keep community restaurants afloat.

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Filipino nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York pose with donated food from Meal to Heal, a Filipino American community initiative.

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